The tech provider’s latest project will drive electronic cargo data exchange in Turkey
Mumbai, India, Thursday 09th November 2023: Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale) will be implementing an Airport Cargo Community System (ACS) for Istanbul Grand Airport (İGA), making it the first airport in Turkey to embark on digitalising cargo data exchange.
The state-of-the-art cargo community platform, Airport Kargo Paydaş Platformu (KPP), developed by Kale, will be implemented at İGA in collaboration with TroyNet, the airport’s digital transformation partner.
The ACS platform will assist İGA in becoming a regional cargo transfer centre for the world’s leading cargo companies by facilitating end-to-end digitalisation, enhancing efficiency, streamlining procedures, and automating communication for stakeholders at its cargo precinct.
“Istanbul is a critical air cargo connection point and we are determined to develop and expand our air cargo network – the implementation of KPP is an important milestone in providing best-in-class services to our customers and stakeholders,” said Selahattin Bilgen, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO), İGA.
“We want to take our place in the sector as one of the world’s most important global transfer centres and with this system, we will encourage digital trade, facilitate business, and establish a digital infrastructure to ensure that cargo moves faster at the least possible cost.”
The ACS platform will offer İGA’s operators and its allied community, including agents, transporters, cargo handling companies, airlines, Customs, and security agencies, access to all cargo-related information on one common platform.
“For more than a decade, Kale has been combining its deep industry knowledge and experience of working with more than 100 air cargo stations to help airports transform into smart logistics hubs,” said Vineet Malhotra, Director and Co-Founder of Kale Logistics Solutions.
“Our next-gen ACS is transforming İGA’s cargo operations with tech agility by supporting seamless customer experience, and optimising value chains for airports and nations at large.”
The integration will contribute to the reduction of cargo lead times, speed up processing, reduce costs, and improve asset utilisation for all stakeholders.
“We are very pleased with İGA’s decision to implement this project with our partner Kale, and we look forward to KPP making a positive contribution to all stakeholders by enabling air cargo and logistics sector growth,” said Dr Emre Serpen, Chief Executive, TroyNet.
Kale’s community system development expertise was last month recognised with The Best Next-Gen Cargo Community System Provider Award, at the CargoNXT Conference and Recognitions event hosted by Cargo Insights.
Istanbul Grand Airport (İGA) airport is the 5th largest airport globally by passenger numbers and already received 200 Million passengers in may this year. Total cargo area of Istanbul Airport is 1.4 Million M2, and when all phases are completed it will have 5.5 million tons capacity. IGA has been selected consistently as the best airport globally, in recent years including Airport of the Year in 2023 by ACI, Air Transport Awards, 5 Star Airport by Skytrak, Largest Airport of the year in 2022 by CAPA, IGA also holds The Best Digital Transformation Airport in Europe by ACI Europe awards in 2020.
TroyNet was established in March 2021 to execute this program. It draws extensive aviation, air cargo, logistics, freight forwarding, and digital transformation experience of its founders both globally and in Turkiye. TroyNet developed a digital logistics model for Turkiye and has been working on this program since its establishment. TroyAvi is one of the founding shareholders of TroyNet is digital transformation partner of IGA and contributed to strategy sessions for their partners Kale Logistics. Cargo Limani is another founder partner provides freight forwarding and digitization services in Turkiye.
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